20th Anniversary Of Halloween Blizzard Nears

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A storm that hit Minnesota 20 years ago this weekend is in the record books as one of the state’s most significant weather events.

Minnesota Twins fans were still celebrating the team’s World Series win when the `Halloween Blizzard of 1991′ arrived. The National Weather Service issued a storm watch the morning of the Oct. 31. Trick-or-treaters put on their winter coats and boots to gather candy as they trudged through the accumulating snow. The next day, hundreds of businesses and schools shut down, including 3M and Honeywell.

The State Climatology Office says on Nov. 2 the storm became a blizzard. When it finally stopped snowing, Duluth was buried in nearly 37 inches of snow. In the Twin Cities, 28 inches of snow fell for a record that still stands.

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  • Kevin

    Aint diversity grand????

    • Linda Conroy

      Its was the most exciting weekend. That was the time my daughter came into this world. Even though we were stuck in the hospital for 5 days and no one could visit, it still was a wonderful time.

  • Brennan

    That was the best Halloween ever. Most fun I ever had trick or treating.

  • good times

    It was the first year in our new home. We had so much fun sliding and just playing in the snow. Of course we were adults, but we were just like a couple of kids.

  • love to see it again

    I had just bought my first snowmobile the week prior. Best winter ever.

  • Matt

    yea it was an awesome Halloween. If you don’t think it was please leave our state. Land of 10,000 Frozen Lakes!

  • Wearejustasstupidastheyare

    I was in California it was 70 and sunny.

  • Jimmy

    It snowwed really bad. I got tummy ach from doggie treats.

  • LeighAnn

    Jimmy, are you a canine??

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